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today, they are flying airplanes over iraq into syria to help one of their allies. you mention that everyone at every level has talked to al- maliki about that and you will continue. what is his response when you say you would like him to cooperate with us in our interests? what does he exactly say in response to our efforts? >> the response is typically to express concern about the events in syria. they are very clear that both the prime minister and other iraqi officials have no interest in saying the current government continue, that they are no friends of that regime, that regime has been hostile to them in the past and allow terrorists to come into iraq and been harmful to democracy and institutions and the people in iraq. they are interested in seeing that there is a clear outcome in syria that protects their interests. there have been a little trouble seeing that. >> what about the aerospace issue? why are they continuing to cooperate with iran and that effort? what can they tell you specifically regarding that? what is their response? >> they say engage in all parties a
from the iraq war and three from the battle of whether barack obama is a legitimate president. plus "scoops and predictions" right from the notebooks of these top reporters. be right back. >> "the chris matthews show" is brought to you by, chris: welcome back. it's our 10th anniversary and we're celebrating with reminders of iconic moments of these past 10 years. we started this show in the fall of 2002, the invasion of iraq was getting close and two iconic scenes from iraq make our top 10 list of in your face moments during the last 10 years. first, president george w bush confronted by an iraqi journalist. he threw two of the shoes and bush missed both. good for him. the defense secretary in a much more serious moment, donald rumsfeld on a 2004 christmas visit over there to iraq. in just the previous four weeks from then, 26 american troops had been killed by roadside bombs destroying their vehicles and one soldier stood up and faced off against defense secretary rumsfeld. >> why do we soldiers have to dig through local landfills for pieces of scrap medal and compromise
revenge in the mountains and deserts of iraq and afghanistan. because a transformative moment for me, was imbedded with the first battalion of the fifth marines, in kuwait in march 2004, and we were making an overland journey of several hundred miles to fallujah, and fallujah was not yet in the news. the battle was still a month away, the first battle of fallujah, and all we did was transport one marine battalion from one place to another. no fighting in between. wasn't particularly dangerous. but the logistics were absolutely immense. gas stations, mountains of water bottles. a tool kit. meals ready to eat. it was just an immense logistical exercise to get men and women and materiale from northern kuwait to fallujah without any fighting, and there you saw how distance mattered. how you just couldn't defeat distance through the latest technology. >> i think it might be interesting for the audience if you'd personalize the story of iraq a little bit, and talk about your own views. this is a place you knew, that you traveled in, in the 1980s and the time of saddam hussein. you were a s
's foreign policy got us out of iraq, is getting us out of afghanistan, has killed osama bin laden, and has said in the future we are going to target our enemies. we are not going to do five or 10-year occupation of foreign countries. >> bad things that happen overseas happen to preside. they do not happen to other candidates. i don't really see that mitt romney is able to do that. what is he going to do? have troops on the ground in lots of these places? the american people do not want that right now. >> what do you do if there is a revolution in iran next time? in israel, you are now going to distance yourself from the elected prime minister and it shows that you want to create gratuitously distance between you and israel as a way to gain favor on the arab side. >> we cannot turn over our foreign policy initiative to the current prime minister of israel. the united states must keep israel out as our most important ally in the middle east to save time doing what is right for the united states'. >> the polls show that people did not like the way he responded, the way he jumped into the midd
/11, particularly because as we're talking about the iraq war that became a substitute for i think true patriotism which is speaking out on issues that are of importance to our national security. those are his exact words. yesterday said they. it kept getting worse. the pain he said he didn't like he actually used to like about a foot in america started liking it and so he stopped liking it. in that interview he actually refer to the american flag lapel pin as -- >> i won't wear that pin on my chest instead of going to try to tell the american people what i believe will make this country great. and hopefully that will be a testimony for my patriotism. >> you heard it right. you heard it right. he called it that 10. a little white bill clinton referred to that woman, remember? but not to fear. and not to were the president obama came around. that pain he stopped when because it didn't really show what was in his heart, he is now wearing near his heart today just about every day. it's one of those cheesy things you just have to do as president i guess. when he returns to civilian life, soon i hope r
, and the terrorists made by the u.s. president are free to operate. >> it is not that different from iraq. there are bad things going on in iraq, too. it is not completely peaceable. >> but iraq has a history -- >> the american people really, are on a quasi-isolationist move right now. they don't care for it at all. >> that's a big reason why -- >> there are circumstances that can intervene. which change plans quite legitimately. >> that's right. >> there is not much to >>> exit question. president obama's aim is to transform afghanistan in a way that is commensurate with the military and economic means that will do do the job. isn't that true? carney? >> i don't think they will be able to bring enough force to make afghanistan be peaceful or anything. i think obama is looking for an excuse to cut and run without making it look like cutting and running. >> do you think he can find it? >> yes, i think he is very good at finding excuses. excellent. >> eleanor? >> he has put in place a withdrawal plan and i think he is going to stick to it. maybe after the election, president romney or presi
also held that post in iraq, pakistan, syria, kuwait and lebanon. this is an hour and 45 minutes. >> and good afternoon, everyone coul. it is my pleasure to welcome you this afternoon to hear very special guest to has come back to washington after another operation in diplomatic service in afghanistan. i first encountered ryan almost a decade ago and i don't think he even knew it. i had just finished a stint in delhi and was getting ready to attend washington. they decided that come out of the transition, we would visit afghanistan, go to kabul, because we were both thinking jobs involving were connected to afghanistan. so we had extended meetings in 2003. one day, during those two days of meetings, i walked into the ambassador's conference room. there were a series of photographs of former u.s. ambassadors who had worked in afghanistan. the photographs were put up, but not necessarily the names of the ambassadors. how is trying to make sense of life and identify and like could not. just when i was doing that, of basil came up behind me and put his finger on ryan crocker's photog
by ahmadinejad. they spent two years in prison after being detained near the iraq/iran border. fattal spoke to cnn celebrating his freedom yesterday. >> i feel way better than a year ago. actually i was out a year ago, one day, so it was damn good. it's been quite a year. it feels like you go away. i'm waiting for mahmoud ahmadinejad to come. hopefully they'll spread the wealth. >> the three hikers are working on a tell-all book that is scheduled to be released next year. >>> an unwanted japanese import, danger off the coast of hawaii as tsunami deblow comes floating in. things are beginning to get rolling. and regions is here to help. making it easier with the expertise and service to keep those wheels turning. from business loans to cash management, we want to be your partner moving forward. so switch to regions. and let's get going. together. one is for a clean, wedomestic energy future that puts us in control. our abundant natural gas is already saving us money, producing cleaner electricity, putting us to work here in america and supporting wind and solar. though all energy development
that was in the united states. and with drawing from iraq and out of iraq and gradually with drawing from afghanistan. the president has made speeches of the outreach and this changed things. and what happened the muslim world in the last week or 10 days is will powerful evidence that is changed. the administration is not prepare tod face that and they went in spin mode and it turned out badly when it was plain on most american's face that the september 11 and rounds of ammunition and attack on the embassy was denied by the for days and even now they keep falling back on the video. it was a terrible embarrassment. i am not sure it appeared that way in the coverage. but that is what it should be. >> chris: kasie? >> you can see as romney tried to deal with this as well as with the administration, he jumped on it initially and took the heat in the beginning, this is it an evolving situation you for the obama campaign. he spoke before all of the facts were known and the facts are still coming out for what happened. and that is something that the administration will have to deal with going forward as opp
they bombed the iraq reactor in iraq and stopped for a time the iraqi program. they spread the program out and brought in russian scientists in the sciences from scientist from other countries as well and very sophisticated effort. they have adapted for long-term -- to carry atomic devices. they are very determined to become an atomic power and it's important to remember what atomic powers do. they don't detonate atomic vons. they threaten to do so and extract concessions with those threats and when i talk to the american officials in saudi arabia and other nearby air countries they are equally terrified of the israelis. they know what kind of concessions the persians are going to demand and they're not going to be small in ambition. >> host: frightening. let's move onto fast and furious where the inspector general's report, eric holder and the president talked about waiting for word on what actually happened in the fast and furious operation yet you see this as another example of deficiencies in obama's leadership in particular dealing with a subordinate in this case the attorney general
we're seeing on television right now. >> it's also, look at iraq and also reduced our leverage on players that are inclined to help us. there was news, again, just this week of overflights from iran to syria and the iraqi government basically can't do anything about it because we don't have a u.s. presence there anymore. >> and joe biden asked the president of iraq to please stop these flights and he's been rebuffed. and some say we may have to withdraw the aid if you don't stop the flight. but they don't have-- >> leverage. >> we have a lot less leverage with them. should mitt romney make foreign policy more after issue in the campaign? >> i think that obama is actually vulnerable on foreign policy. there's an image that obama got usama there for-- and dan points out, a very bad position, increasingly aggressive enough on the part of the east and iran rushing towards a nuclear weapon. >> paul: he can do that,'s he going to have an opportunity one of the debates almost all on foreign policy. i know bret can't wait for that. well, forget the middle east, if you're following pres
in the iraq war. >> guest: over 200,000 have served in iraq and afghanistan. >> host: americans. >> guest: yes, americans. >> host: is that unusual? >> guest: ey, the iraq war in particular set a precedent historically, more women served and have been wounded and killed in the iraq war by iran's 2005 into the war already, than all the american wars put together since world war ii, including afghanistan. so, it was a huge difference. one in every ten troops in iraq was a woman. >> host: did they serve in different capacities than hey served in the past? >> guest: yes, bought because of the nature of the war is a guerrilla war, there isn't any front line. having an area where soldiers from the enemy side will meet up and fight. that doesn't happen anymore. battles take place in hospitals, even if you're driving a truck full of toilet paper, you can be attacked. so, because of no frontline, even if you're combat support or an engineer or a cook, you can get drawn into battle, and many, many women also were being used as gunners and working alongside with the infantry, doing exactly the same job a
to the united states and that we are withdrawing from iraq and out of iraq and gradually withdrawing from afghanistan. the president has made speeches of outreach and that this had changed things and what happened across the muslim world in the last week or ten days is powerful evidence that very little has changed and i don't think the administration was prepared to face that and they went into spin mode and it turned out very bad l badly fom when what seemed plain as the nose on one's face to i think most americans, the anniversary of 9/11, attack on the embassy, evidently prepared rounds and rounds of ammunition present, was denied by this administration for days and even now they keep falling back on talking about the video. you know, this ought to have been a terrible embarrassment. i'm not sure it appeared that way at least in its coverage but that is what it should be. >> chris: kacie? >> you have seenly seen as romney tried to deal with this as well as with the administration while he jumped on it it initially and took a lot of the heat in the beginning this is an evolving situati
brought to muslims. it also shows a declining withdrawing america from iraq, from afghanistan, not being able to deal with terrorism in places like syria and the gaza strip and not being able to restrain iran and support for terrorism and nuclear weapons program. all of that continues of the impression of declining united states. >> jamie: and increasing sentiment of anti-americanism in places we wouldn't have expected it and those perceived as allies like pakistan in the news today. the question is, can this sentiment not only be from the protestors and from the treasureists of the world but also from the governments of these countries that we need to count as our allies in a war against terror? >> pakistan is very, very difficult country from the u.s. perspective and in the news recently a call for hundred thousand bounty who kills the maker of this movie. they have repudiated that. the head of the party that made the call got 2% of the vote. i think if the radical forces, the islamist forces in muslim countries are, to go up their demands and rioting in the streets, if the united stat
a better job than the president. >> barack obama's s foreign poly got us out of iraq, is getting us out of afghanistan, has killed osama bin laden, and has said in e future we are goingg to target our enemies. we are not going to do five or foreignoccupatioof countries. >> badad things that happen overseas happen to president. they do not happen to other candidates. i dodon't really see that mitt romney is able to do that. what is he going to do? have troops onon theround in lots of these places? the american pple do not want that rightow. the american pple do not want that rightow. in the people, businesses, and organizations that call greater washington home. whether it's funding an organization that provides new citizens with jobraining, working with an anacostia school that promotes academic excellence, or supporting an organization that serves 5,000 meals a day across d.c., what's important to the people of greater washington is important to us, and we're proud to work with all those who are making our communities stronger. better phone, better internet. it was like somebody like t
to prevent terrorists from using their phones to detonate bombs. in iraq, thousands of iranian backed protesters taking to the streets. the mob flying iranian flags and flying large posters of the leader. in kabul, over 1000 afghans chanted death to america. they burned american flags. that anti-american demonstrations were obviously coordinated and conducted throughout much of the muslim world today. in indonesia, the united states forced to close all diplomatic areas. shouts of death to america filling the air. coffins draped and american flags were burned. in malaysia, u.s. citizens told to stay away from the american embassy. this development tonight. the libyan government admitted they will be of little help in the search for the killers of ambassador chris stevens. a surprised expression of empathy and comprehension from president obama who said he understands why the muslim world has erupted in the demonstrations marked by all out american hatred. >> the natural protest that are because of the video were used as an excuse by extremists to see if they can also directly harm u.s.
i would end the war in iraq. and i did. [applause] i said we would wind down the war in afghanistan. and we are. [applause] a new tower is rising on the new york skyline. al-qaeda is on the path to defeat and osama bin laden is dead. [applause] now as we saw last week -- >> u.s.a.! u.s. said -- usa! usa! >> now -- as we saw last week, we still have problems. we saw the attack on our consulate. and we will bring those murderers do just as. [applause] and that is why as long as i am command -- as in commander in chief, we will have the strongest military in the world. and when our troops come home and they take off their uniform, we will serve them as well as they have served us. you protected our people. if you fought for our freedom, you should not have to fight for a job when you come home. [applause] mitt romney, he thinks it was tragic for us to end the war in iraq. he does not have a plan to end the war in afghanistan. i have and i will. and i will use the money we are no longer spending on board to pay down our debts and put us back to work. [applause] after a decade of war, we
on our security oversees. four years ago i said i would end the war in iraq. and i did. [applause] i said we would wind down the war in afghanistan. and we are. [applause] a new tower is rising on the new york skyline. al-qaeda is on the path to defeat and osama bin laden is dead. [applause] now as we saw last week -- >> u.s.a! u.s.a! u.s.a! >> now -- as we saw last week, we still have problems. we saw the attack on our consulate. and we will bring those murderers to justice. [applause] and that is why as long as in commander in chief, we will have the strongest military in the world. and when our troops come home and they take off their uniform, we will serve them as well as they have served us. you protected our people. if you fought for our freedom you should not have to fight for a job when you come home. [applause] mitt romney, he thinks it was tragic for us to end the war in iraq. he does not have a plan to end the war in afghanistan. i have and i will. and i will use the money we are no longer spending on board to pay down our debts and put us back to work. [applause] after a deca
iraq after iraq's invasion of kuwait in 1990. now president obama is talking about a new line, a r line in the sand. >> president barack obama and governor mitt romney agree on two crucial national security issues. iran will not be allowed to go nuclear and syria will not use its chemical weapons. but if it looks like either -- >> on syria -- >> it we have been very clear to the assaad regime, but also to other players on the ground that a red line for us is we start seeing a whole bunch of chemical weapons moving around or being utilized. that would change my call coup plus. >> the white house won't say what it will do if the red line is crossed. seizing dozens of chemical weapons sites would be tough, requiring tens of thousands of troops on the ground. romney has called for covert action. >> watching what's happened in syria, from a dispassionate distan distance, i would be leading in syria, by encouraging our friends there, like the turks and the saudis. >> but he hasn't said how or when he would use u.s. troops. the bottom line on syria, president obama's red line, using or moving
that the entire u.s. military is making. united states forces are off iraq. going to be -- out of iraq, going to be out of afghanistan at least the plan is by 2014. it's been is very permissive environment whether for combat or intelligence or surveillance or reconnaissance aircraft. yet at the same time it's going to be important to maintain some counterinsurgency capabilities. what's the balance to do the stuff you used to do as a pilot early in your career as well as the other stuff that's going to be much more heavily defended? >> i think air force special operations command has done a great job over the last few years improving the capability and inn creasing the -- increasing the capacity and it has the ability to stay in a fight when required. they do a great job today supporting fueled forces whether from u.s. special operations command or from combat and command. they're heavily engaged and they do fantastic work. i'm very comfortable with the percentage of work they're doing. on the more high end warfare side of the house, this is a major problem. we have built an entire collection
and jordan and iraq and syria and lebanon and saudi arabia and united arab emirates. my experience with muslim countries is not as extensive than that of president obama. but his experience with israel is no where close to mine. i have made extensive trips dating back to 1973. he visited once very briefly for a day mostly to jerusalem when he was a cand date and spent part of the day meeting with palestinian leaders. i understand something that i truly don't think that the president does. that is israel is not fighting for a few extra acre or square miles of real estate. it is not in a battle to get more foreign aid or protect the exports to the united states and not merely fighting for its life as a sovereign nation and protect the economy and borders. it is it fighting for the very existence of the jewish people. jews have been hunted and marked for anilation for over 2000 years and within many of the life time of the present day jews members of the holocaust is first hand for those alive. they are one generation away from partners and that were murder said and what iran vowed th
with the foreign minister's office, iraq, turkey, kuwait, and the secretary generaof the league of the un. and we came to an agreement on political settlement. you need political transition. they defined what political transition meant to. an interim government with foreign military powers. ensuring security forces have top months leaders. is sure you continue to offer institutions and services so that you don't have chaotic collapse this. but the moment you begin talking of an interim government with full executive powers, it means a sod is on his way out. the difference as exists today is for some he has to leave before the process. others to believe starting the process. and i have thought that they would come to new york. the security council and build on it. but instead they got into another action. the 1910. and the geneva communicate, and sitting there not be endorsed. >> host: do you worry that the peace plan, which gave -- the process of negotiating but actually just carry on killing people speak to that is what some people say, but i believe that the elements of the six. plan would have
was welcomed home by her twin sister, who served in iraq, and her children. >> i'll be in the army when i grow up, following in my mommy's footsteps. >> reporter: first lieutenant daniel loeffler dropped out of college, turned down a good job and joined the army after 9/11. back after his fifth deployment. >> i'm certainly glad to be home, although it means that someone else is over there fighting in my place. >> reporter: though the surge is over, the war is not. there are still 68,000 american troops in afghanistan -- troops that loeffler hopes will someday see success. >> 30 years from now, i would loveo be sitting on my couch talking to my grandchildren, telling them about afghanistan and how the people don't live in fear anymore and that i had a part in earning that freedom. >> reporter: but that is a determination that is a long way away. martha raddatz, abc news, washington. >> our thanks to martha tonight. so many powerful homecomings, so many families back home this weekend. >>> we're going to turn now to the headline out of hollywood tonight. the countdown is on to the primetime emmy
violence in iran, indonesia, iraq, sri lanka, lebanon, norway, germany, the philippines, violence that has so far claimed at least 49 lives. that was the last i checked. it is probably much more than that now. farefufearful that they will be targeted and outraged over what they came is the the producer's misrepresentation of what the the film was really about. some of the actors in that movie last week asked a california judge to force youtube to remove the film from the website. the judge refused leaving those actors adrift and afraid as you can imagine. here is craig. >>> i want to say that i'm extremely sorry for having participated in this but i did it it unknowingly. >> are you frightened for your family? >> i have a large family and, yes, i am. i don't like going around looking over my sold. >>> as the wave of antiamerican violence continues around the world here in california actors associated with innocence of muslims plan to sue the producer. but at an undisclosed location here in rural california, we met up with one man who supports the decision to do the movie. >> do you believe
. >> they were divisive comments. we have seen too much divisive politics iraq's moderated by david gregory, this debate is courtesy of wrc-tv. once the entire debate monday at 8:00 eastern on c-span. --w atch the entire debate monday at 8:00 eastern on and c-span3 >> now, "the price of politics," and bob woodward on washington journal. it is about 55 minutes. host: bob woodward is the author of "the price of politics." what is the story you're trying to tell here? guest: the daily reporting is exceptionally good or the long pieces capture a lot but we run by history and we do not know what really happened and i have the luxury of time and can dig back in and this is an examination of what obama and the congress have done for this period -- for 3 1/2 years, from the beginning of the administration to the summer. host: what is the central part of this story? guest: the drama is this affects everyone. get control of the spending instead of -- we are on a binge now, a spending binge. we cannot keep borrowing all of this money. it describes in painful detail the meetings and phone calls and the
does more for the islamic brothers and sisters. we have liberated 27 million muslims in iraq. >> yes, rabbi, we have to wrap it up. i know you are passionate about it and we appreciate it. we appreciate it, but unfortunately only an hour for the show. we will have you both back, rabbi and bishop. it is almost the bottom of the hour and in a couple of seconds here so we want to get you up to speed to the other headlines and then continue on with the con r versation here. two islamic militia groups are disbanding and shutting down bases in libya in response to protesters demands. in benghazi, protesters are trying to reclaim the streets. >> reporter: the demonstrators began taking the situation into their own hands and storming various headquarters of known extremist militia s s in the ci of benghazi. >> four people were killed and dozens injure d on friday night. >>> at least 220 people were killed today in syria with government forces shelling aleppo and the damascus suburbs coming as the rebels of the syrian rebel armies have had many ex-soldiers who are have defected to fight the r
's a british army colonel and has done tours of afghanistan, iraq and so on. how does it help operationally if all the guys around are all wondering who's going to put this in a book? surely they all sign up, don't they, to not write about their experiences. >> well, he's out now, he's a civilian now. and i -- i just, you know, to me he has the first amendment right to -- or he should have them. if he's not giving away anything that's listed under national security or could affect anyone in the future operations, i say why not? like i said, i'd like to hear from boots on the ground what actually happened there, not some fragmented story that comes out of washington telling me what happened. so i don't have -- and besides you, the media, and the s.e.a.l.s themselves have allowed themselves to become like the green berets in the '60s and '70s now. i don't like the fact that you know we even exist. because back in the '60s and '70s, nobody even knew who we were. well, that's out of the bag now. hollywood's made plenty of films. you've had my friend dick marsinco who created s.e.a.l. team six,
president obama kept 100,000 troops occupying iraq, would that have made people in the middle east happier with america. had he given a more combative speech three years ago would that have made radical islams stay at home last week? it has as much to do with the outbreak of protests over the last two weeks. it might be instructive to recall that after the 9/11 attacks, many asked the question why is there so much anger in the arab world, why do they hate us, and many serious scholars and journalists, myself included, have wrote extensively about the stagnation in arab countries that produced bitterness over their country and anger in the west. the u.n.'s arab development report looked at the region's backwardness. please understand most of those conditions, illiteracy, female sub breauxgation still exists. these are longstanding trends that have caused in me muslims a sense of humiliation and rage. they're not a response to some specific speech or even a particular president. does anyone think ronald reagan's policies caused the death threats. does anyone think any of what president bush
's newest war hero freed after eight years of captivity in iraq >> brody is really a victim of war. that's what he is. he comes back absolutely eviscerated by war. damaged irreppably. and that's the human cost of war. >> reporter: carrie suffers from a by polar disorder, a cassandra character who speaks the truth that no one else believes. >> you don't know what you're doing. >> reporter: by the end of season one, she unravels and undergoes electro shock therapy. while brody at the last minute aborts his suicide bomb plot. >> got a call for you from your daughter. >> this thing just came right out of the gates. it was, you know, within episode 2 or 3 people were talking about it. >> reporter: but lewis never imagined who was talking about the show. last spring he was invited to a state dinner at the white house for the british prime minister. president obama told him he was a fan of homeland. >> you know, i said to him and david cameron halfway through dinner, when do you guys get to watch tv because aren't you supposed to be running the free world? and the president said, you know, satu
put on iranian financial institutions. if you will, it is a counterattack by iraq against an american financial institutions. in my opinion -- this is a theory, but it has a basis in our treatment of iranian financial institutions. it was not a physical attack, it was a denial of services were you overload a website. it had an effect. it disrupted access to those sites for a while. host: you can see the entire interview with senator joe lieberman later on today at 10:00 a.m. following this program and at 6:00 p.m. on c- span. it is also available on our website act -- at c- joining us at the table is william beach, co-author of the 2012 index on dependent on government. he is here to talk to us about the index and what it measures. welcome to the program. guest: it is a pleasure to be back. host: tell us a little more about this index. we touched on what it measures. give us a feel for what we can find in here. guest: we are all dependent on somebody. at some time in our lives, you and i were both babies. we had complete dependence on our mothers. as we get older,
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